Parcel Pain: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
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Jason Reeves, Product Manager for the VeriShip Intelligence Platform, authored an article for the May/June issue of PARCEL magazine. An excerpt is below.
Taking full advantage of your parcel reporting starts with knowing where to look.
Far too often, parcel intelligence reporting is underused — if used at all — by even the highest-volume parcel shippers. Shippers tell me they know their shipping costs because they can pull all that information after the shipments leave their facility each day. Or they say “I need to focus on getting the packages from our warehouse. I don’t have time to sort through my parcel invoice data.” These sentiments are understandable; the day-to-day is demanding enough without digging into the minutiae.
The good news? Relevant, actionable data is more accessible — without exhausting time or resources — than you might think.
But when it comes to your parcel data, what you don’t know can hurt you. Much of the cost of parcel shipping is affected by what happens after the package leaves your location. The good news? Relevant, actionable data is more accessible — without exhausting time or resources — than you might think.
Read the rest at ParcelIndustry.com.